What is orbital resonance?


What is orbital resonance?

Orbits in Astronomy:

In the field of astronomy, an orbit refers to when one object (such as a planet) travels a specific path around another object (such as the sun). The planets orbiting the sun is caused by gravitational forces. Another example of an astrological orbit is a satellite traveling around the Earth.

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Orbital resonance is the gravitational phenomenon that occurs when two bodies (such as two planets) are orbiting around the same body (such as the...

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Planets of the Solar System: Orbits & Visibility

from Basics of Astronomy

Chapter 25 / Lesson 8

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